Named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Dave Duarte is a globally recognised expert in Social Business, and a pioneer in the field of Digital Leadership.

A passionate educator, he is the founder of Treeshake, a pioneering digital marketing consultancy. He is also the founding director of the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, which helps the Ogilvy & Mather stay on the cutting edge of marketing innovation, winning awards including Advertising Agency Network of the Decade.

Dave serves on the Board of the Mail & Guardian, on Endeavour’s Venture Corp., and as Trustee for the Reach Trust which has served over 10 million people with education support using mobile phones.

A passionate promoter of side-projects, Dave is an award winning blogger and social media campaigner. He has given talks and workshops in more than 20 countries, to hundreds of audiences including talks at the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum.

Previously Dave was Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, headed up Creative Commons South Africa, and founded South Africa’s largest and leading Social Media Agency, Cerebra.